Liquid diet

Quantez Merchant

Definition

A liquid diet works by depriving the body of nutrients and calories from solid food.

Pros

  • Removes toxins from the body.
  • Can improve complexion and skin health.
  • Can jumpstart weight loss.
  • Juices are high in vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Alleiviates arthritis symptoms.

Cons

  • Once the liquid diet has been abandoned, however, the body attempts to rapidly replace all of the weight lost.
  • you lose muscle
  • heart problems
  • slower metabolism
  • fatigue

Typical week meals

Breakfast

Fruit Juice or Nectar
Cream of wheat with margarine
Milk
Coffee or Hot Tea (with sugar, sugar substitute and/or cream as desired)

Lunch & Dinner

Fruit Juice or Nectar
Strained Cream Soup
Ice Cream or Sherbet
Pudding
Milk
Iced Tea or Carbonated Beverage

Jell-O

Snacks

Milkshake or Liquid Nutritional Supplement such as Carnation® Instant Breakfast, Boost® or Ensure®

Nutritional value of meals

low in calories,protein, iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, and thiamine

Consequences of this diet over time

  • although 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices may offer the same vitamins and minerals as whole vegetables and fruits, you lose much of the beneficial fiber.
  • Malnutrition is a significant and dangerous side effect of liquid fasting diets. All-liquid diets greatly reduce your intake of calories and the nutrients your body needs to maintain organ function and your immune system.
  • Liquid fasting diets also rob your body of protein. Inadequate intake of protein can cause muscle loss and weaken your heart and respiratory system, as well as your immune system

My opinion

My opinion on liquid diets is that it would be good to do for a couple days to start your diet, but its not good to do for a long time as a main diet solution